Italian ices, vegan ice cream and more
At 382 Broadway, Johnny and Carrie Sciangula are planning to open Johnny’s Gourmet Italian Ices, offering four different kinds of icy specialties in dozens of flavors: handcrafted ice creams, vegan ice creams, traditional Italian water ices and cream ices.
The local residents who, until recently, split their time between Saratoga and Long Island, say the shop will be a dream come true after they’ve witnessed many bustling summers on Broadway. The couple’s son Dominic, 20, will work in the shop as well.
The Sciangulas are renovating the space that was, most recently, a KEM leather goods store, and also the former Saratoga Newsstand. Inside stools, a wrought iron fence surrounding outdoor tables and chairs, and a bright magenta awning will complete the look of the “little Victorian café,” Johnny Sciangula said.
“It’s going to be the place for a good, inexpensive treat for everybody,” he added.
An opening date is pending while owners navigate the city’s permit process.
A different kind of shop, Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt, appears to be in the works across the street, and as previously reported, Eugenio’s Café Gelato will complete the triangle of frozen treat shops when it reopens at 458 Broadway this spring.